Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

3.8

1322 reviews

64% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

Active ingredients: Octyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate) and Methyl Anthranilate. Other ingredients: Purified Water, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) PEG-40 Castor Oil (and) POE-20, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cyclomethicone, DEA-Ceryl Phosphate, Hexyl Laurate, Kalaya Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Cetyl Dimethicone Copolyol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Propylparaben. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Bought this as part of a kit. I was using Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizer. I feel that the Laura Mercier is a bit thicker and is more like a light foundation. I love the light color and it is very easy to apply. It covers fairly well for a TM. I have acne prone skin and did not notice any extra breakouts while using this. I use it with the foundation primer that also came with the kit, I believe it helps the TM to stay put longer.



Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I had heard that LM had the best tinted moisturizer for many years. However, I have been a mineral makeup user (La Bella Donna) for many years until recently, when my skin became too dry and flaky. I tried the LM Tinted Moisturizer when I bought the Flawless Face pack from Sephora. (What a great value! You get the LM Tinted Moisturizer, Foundation Primer, Secret Camouflage, 2 full sized brushes, a full size sponge and powder puff.)

The first time I used LM Tinted Moisturizer, I thought it looked great upon application, but it seemed to fade after a couple hours. The second time I tried it with my regular skincream/sunblock (Kinerase Cream SPF 30) and it served as a really good base to hold onto the Tinted Moisturizer. Skin looks perfect immediately after application - really fresh, natural, slightly dewy. However, as I have really red cheeks, I find that I have to do 2 thin layers for adequate coverage. About halfway through the day, the dewiness goes away, but skin still looks smooth and fresher than regular foundation, probably because skin is allowed to show through more. Of all the foundations I have been experimenting with to solve my recent dry skin issue (MUFE HD, Smashbox Halo, Bare Escentuals), I find that LM Tinted Moisturizer has been the best at making my skin look smoother and less dry throughout the day.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 7/21/2009 5:30:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Black

i bought this on a whim when i left all my makeup at home when i went on a trip to a different state. when i first applied it, my skin looked just ok (i have a few acne scars and large pores on the nose) but as the day went on, it oxidized and turned my face orange! i returned it right away. i just don't understand the hype about this tint. there are better tints out there

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 7/9/2009 5:25:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I remained skeptical about this for so long because the price was so high. However, I really wanted to try something light for the summer that I could put on in a snap (even my beloved MUFE F&B requires a brush). So I bit the bullet and purchased this, and I have to say, it is worth every penny. The consistency is perfect, though you have to spread it evenly as soon as you put it on because it will set relatively quickly. I'm also very pleased with the coverage; it evens out my skin tone and masks any blotchiness. My only qualm with the product is the packaging. I find I'm alternating between trying to get enough product out and trying to not get TOO much product out. At one point the stuff wouldn't stop leaking out the top untill I shook it around a bit and redistributed the air inside. Often I find myself with a huge amount of product on my finger when I just wanted a dab. It isn't a huge deal though, I just keep a little 5gram jar handy to keep whatever extra product came out fresh till the next time. A little goes a long way too, at first I used way too much and it felt heavy on my face. Just remember, start lightly and build. This product is HG status for me and I will definitely buy again.
Personal color specs: LM TM in Nude, MUFE HD 117, MUFE F&B 20, Lancome Dual Finish in Matte Neutrale II, MAC NC20/25

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 7/9/2009 1:35:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I am over halfway through this tube. The only reason I gave this a bad overall rating is because it breaks me out. But other than that, its a great luxurious foundation for those who don't have very sensitive skin like mine. It blends very well into my skin and love it when I want light coverage and it's still buildable to a medium coverage. It doesn't have a smell and isn't heavy, I heard it's one of Laura Mercier's best selling product and they are known to have great foundations. Bobbi brown which I loved also breaks me out. I have yet to find a foundation which I am not sensitive to except for Everyday Minerals.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 7/7/2009 4:55:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love the coverage & the way it feels light on the face. I forget I have it on. I do wish it was matte.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 7/6/2009 7:46:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've been on search for the perfect TM since Cover Girl changed the Advanced Radiance formula. GC's current TM's are just not the right color for me, and I can't seem to blend them to get the right look. So far, LMTM is the best I've found yet. It's light, but has a surprising amount of coverage. Never settles in my laugh lines, and lasts all day. So far, I've not had any problems breaking out, which is amazing because my skin is too sensitive for even some Clinique products. My big gripe is the rediculous price - I can't even believe I've paid that much, and may not re-purchase on price alone. While I've got it, though, I've got to admit, this is really good stuff.

UPDATE: I've downgraded to 2 lippies after using for several weeks. Although I love that this stuff is light and has SPF, it changes color on me after several hours, and tends to give me uncontrolable shine in hot weather. I've tried several setting powders to minimize these complaints, as well as various application methods... to no avail. The search for a perfect TM continues...


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Great light foundation with moisturizer and SPF. My everyday base which I wear alone or top off with mineral powder if I want a more formal finish. Sinks in and stays.


on 7/1/2009 11:15:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Very good makeup for a person with rather dry skin or combination skin. It is not at all greasy, but it is hydrating and gives just enough hydration to make skin look dewy without caking.

I gave up on a lot of foundations because of the over-yellow tones, and the thickness of the formulas. Only on my breakout days do I want a bit more cover; and this formula looks great with the illuminating version mixed in or applied in certain areas, such as the forehead, under the eyes; the top of the lip and a bit on the chin. Used discreetly, the illuminating version can add a glowing effect. The tinted moisturizer is definitely a good look and adds protection from the elements without looking overly made up or too perfect. It is a natural look, so have good skin to begin with. Do not expect full coverage for problem skin. It will not work and it is not meant for those types of conditions, nor is it really buildable. It really is sheer. However, I do find that it turns a bit darker throughout the day, although it is not unwearable. It gives a look of a kiss of summer sun

I also apply Chanel's Poudre Douce over the top to set the tinted moisturizer a bit and calm down any shine.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 6/23/2009 5:47:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a fantastic product. I've tried a wide range of high end foundations and this is currently what I am using on a daily basis. I have pretty dry skin (sometimes flakey) and I haven't had any problems with this LM TM. Everytime I use it, I get compliments on how good my skin looks - no lie. This TM gives you a nice glow and decent coverage for a TM. While I don't have a whole lot of uneveness or much to cover up, I do love a flawless face... so this works well for me.


I like to use this over MAC Prime + Prime and finish it off with the Laura Mercier translucent powder.

Another thing - I rarely like to apply any foundation type products with my fingers, but I can do so evenly with this!

I think the SPF in it does make you a lil bit more greasy throughout the day, but nothing that can't be controlled with a light dusting of powder every few hours.


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